On the banks of the River Manair, around 165 km from the northern boundaries of Hyderabad, the city of Karimnagar, proudly anoints the state of Telangana with its rich hues of history and varied local culture. Known in history as ‘Sabbinadu’, Karimnagar was known to be the bastion of Satavahana power. They established Kotilingala as their capital and held sway over the city for several successful years. However, evidence of inscriptions and seals found at excavation sites in Pedda Bonkur, Dhollikatte and Kotilingalu indicate the influences of the Kakatiyas, the Mourya Kings, as well as the Asafzalu Kings all of whom have left their indelible mark in Karimnagar and have enriched the history of the place. In recent years, it came to be named after the poet Syed Karimuddin.
Karimnagar has drawn many strolling footsteps to tread its portals and enjoy the beauty of its lakes, temples and forts and also enticed many wandering hearts to soak in its local flavour by delving into the depths of local art and culture. Let us take a look at what Karimnagar has to offer in addition to its rich historical heritage.
Karimnagar Tourist Places
Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple,Vemulawada
Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple
Kaleshwaram Mukteeshwara Temple,
Laxmi Narsimha swamy Temple Dharmapuri
Lower Manair Dam
Sarvavaidika Samsthanam And Sri Yagna varaha Kshetram
30 Kms from Karimnagar, strategically located on summit of a It is big isolated granite hill, this for was built by the Kakathiyas. The ruins of palaces, garrions, stables and other structures stand as mute witnesses to the valour and pride of the fort.
Manthani, 70 Kms from Karimnagar is situated on the banks of river Godavari. This is a very ancient center of Vedic learning and even today there are many scholars well versed in Vedas & Sastras. Among several temples situated here the important ones are of Lord Saileshwara, Laxminarayana Swamy, Omkeshwara Swamy & Mahalaxmi. It is also a main centre for Jainism & Buddhism.
Karim Ullah Shah Darga
It is located in Shahshah mohalla.It is believed that the name karimnagar was named after his name.He was a great Muslim saint.Many people visit this darga every year.
20 Kms from Karimnagar is Dhulikatta an important Buddhist spot visited by monks from all over the world. Many Buddhist stupas of the Satavahana period are found here. The 3 day Satavahana festival in conducted in the month of January every year.
It is located at a distance of 9 Kms from Karimnagar.It marks the history of Karimnagar.It is located on a big mountain.It is believed to be a province of Nizam State.There is an Idga present in Elgandal.
Located 75Kms from Karimnagar the ancient temple of Kesavanatha Swamy is situated here. Built in the 11th century A. D. by the Kakatiyas the temple has beautiful sculptures. Another interesting temple is that of Panchamukhalingeshwara Swamy (Lord Shiva wit five faces) which is believed to be one of the only two existing, the other being at Kasi. Besides there is a temple of Bhimanna in whose honour an annual Jatra is held for 3 days during January - February.
Odela is a one of the most developing mandals in Karimnagar district of the state Telangana, India. Odela is situated 40 km from Karimnagar and 15kms away from Jammikuntacity.The neighbouring mandals are Peddapalle, Jammikunta and Sulthanabad. it is situated on the banks of Manair river. Odela is famous for its Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy temple.
Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy temple is just about 2 km from the village. Every year there is a JATHARA (festival) celebrated at this temple, which is attended by people not only from Karimnagar district, but adjoining districts like Warangal, Adilabad and also from the capital city Hyderabad. This JATHARA will be celebrated grandly for about four months starting from Shiva Rathri and ends with PEDDA PATNAM.
How to Reach Karimnagar
Karimnagar by Air
The nearest International Airport from Karimnagar is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, roughly 164 Kms from Karimnagar. The Airport is well connected to many major cities like Delhi, Goa, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Madurai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai via Air India, Indigo, Jet Airways, Jet Konnect and Spice Jet.
Karimnagar by railways
It has its own Railway Station named as Karimnagar Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of the state and other cities such as New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Puri, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Patna and Gaya.
Karimnagar by road
Karimnagar is 80 Kms from Warangal, 80 Kms from Kazipet, 164 Kms from Hyderabad, 235 Kms from Ruyyadi, 400 Kms from Nagpur, 480 Kms from Kanker, 697 Kms from Pune, 743 Kms from Bangalore and 1587 Kms from New Delhi. Karimnagar is well connected with the above cities via Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) and some private travel services.
Distance Charts to Karimnagar
Hyderabad to Karimnagar 3 hours 1 min164 km
Adoni to Karimnagar 7 hours 32 mins472 km
Nagpur to Karimnagar 6 hours 58 mins411 km
Bidar to Karimnagar 4 hours 4 mins246 km
Warangal to Karimnagar 2 hours 11 mins116 km